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University Of Maiduguri Set For 40th Anniversary

Plans have reached advanced stage for the 40th anniversary of the University of Maiduguri, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi said in Abuja yesterday.
Professor Njodi who led principal officers of the university to Media Trust’s corporate head office said the anniversary would be marked with a combined 22nd convocation ceremony to celebrate the feats so far recorded by the institution.
He said the grand celebration is slated for April 11 to 16.
“Having attained 40 years of existence as an institution, we felt we had done enough to tell the world”, he said, adding that in spite of the insurgency that had plagued the North-east, especially Borno State, the university had never closed for even a day.
“The alumni of Unimaid are waxing stronger in various capacities. Currently, the university has two serving ministers- the Minister of Transportation Rotimi Ameachi, Minister of Education Mallam Adamu Adamu, the Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai and Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Abubakar”, he said.
He said three the governors of Borno, Niger, Abia States are also products of the university, as well as seven Senior Advocates of Nigeria, seven first class traditional rulers and many members of the National Assembly.
“I can tell you with all emphasis that University of Maiduguri can boast of 250 professors, within the period of 40 years we have been able to produce these individuals to the Nigerian society”, he added.
Also an alumnus of the institution, Prof. Njodi said his vision for the university was to push it into world class status to compete at the global level.
“The University of Maiduguri in 2013 ranked 38th among the best 100 universities in Nigeria and as of 2015, it ranked 9th”, he said.

Source: dailytrust



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